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Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation (1962)

Approved | | Comedy, Family | 15 June 1962 (USA)
Mr. Hobbs wants to spend a quiet holiday at the beach, but his wife has invited all their family to stay with them.

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

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Peggy Hobbs
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Joe Carmody
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Katey Hobbs
Lili Gentle ...
Janie Grant
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Byron Grant
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Martin Turner
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Emily Turner
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Reggie McHugh
Valerie Varda ...
Marika Carter
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Susan Carver
Josh Peine ...
Stan Carver
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Danny Hobbs
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Brenda
Richard Collier ...
Mr. Kagle
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St. Louis based banker Roger Hobbs is writing a letter to his wife, Peggy Hobbs, about his true feelings concerning their just returned from month long vacation, the letter to be opened only after his death, whenever that may be. Mr. Hobbs wanted the vacation to be a romantic getaway for two, but Peggy insisted that it be a family vacation to a central California beach-side house, given to them for the month by friends. The vacation included all their offspring, and their offspring's respective families where applicable. Hobbs hated the idea as he felt he didn't know his offspring - and their spouses even less - and that they, in turn, no longer needed him. They include: daughter Susan Carver, who, with her husband, Stan Carver, have a permissive parenting style as per the latest child psychology books; daughter Janie Grant, whose husband, college professor, Byron Grant, has an academic view of everything in life; fourteen year old daughter, Katey Hobbs, who is self conscious around ... Written by Huggo

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Jimmy Takes A Vacation... You Have All The Fun! See more »

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Comedy | Family

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Approved | See all certifications »

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15 June 1962 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mr. Hobbs macht Ferien  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

According to Maureen O'Hara in her memoirs Tis Herself, Jimmy Stewart was a kind and gentle guy, a remarkable actor, but not a generous one such as John Wayne. Stewart wanted very scene revolving around him and only him. See more »

Goofs

When the family is going home, Mr. Hobbs loosely puts a tarp on top of the car and a moment later it is shown tied down. See more »

Quotes

Roger Hobbs: [about Katey's dancing partners] First an Albino and now a pygmy!
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Crazy Credits

At the end credits each major character is shown as they are identified along with the acting credit. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Paris champagne (1964) See more »

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Cream Puff
By Johnny Mercer and Henry Mancini
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The perils of vacation
11 July 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Mr. Hobbs wants to take a nice quiet vacation to the beach for the summer but Mrs. Hobbs insists on taking the whole family, daughters, son-in-law, grandchildren, cook and various drop ins, with them. There goes his peaceful trip.

The kind of role that Jimmy Stewart could play in his sleep but he and Maureen O'Hara manage to make the material better than it should be. They keep the whole enterprise moving along with some cute side stories, Fabian is charming as a suitor to their daughter who is going through growing pains not helped by her new braces and the distinctive presences of John McGiver and Marie Wilson contribute a bit of spice in small scenes of a supposedly straight laced couple who hold the key to a new job for Jimmy's son in law, John Saxon-looking particularly handsome here.

Harmless fun and if you're a Stewart fan irresistible.


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